The best things in life come bottled. Especially if you’re a whisky fan, we can’t imagine what you’d like better than a bottle of your favourite whisky decked up for the holiday season. Here are seven whiskies that are perfect for gifting this season – to yourself or your near and dear ones.
Paul John Nirvana
If you’re looking to drink whisky that’ll put you in a happy trance, you need to try out Paul John’s Nirvana is the way to go. Released early this year, Nirvana is a 40%ABV unpeated expression made with six-row Indian barley matured in charred American oak casks. It’s flavour notes describe the whisky containing “soft aromas of caramel, Bourbon and fruitcake” and “flavours of succulent vanilla and sweet honeycomb [that] enhance the sublime and honeyed finish”.
It’s orange-hued packaging and pleasing aesthetics only add to its gifting capabilities. Paul John Nirvana is available in Goa and Maharashtra. A 750ml bottle costs INR 2950 in Mumbai.
This one is a collector’s item all right. Amrut Triparva is India’s first triple-distilled limited edition single malt whisky with a total production of just 5600 bottles worldwide! Indian whisky aficionados need to be in Bengaluru, or bribe someone who stays there, to get their hands on one of the 600 bottles to be sold in the city. The golden-brown whisky has some of the most interesting flavour notes with plaintain being the most prominent followed by honey, creamy peach, melon, orangey citrus and vanilla custard.
For those who have an elevated taste in whiskies, Suntory Toki is sure to bring a smile to their faces. This Japanese whisky from Beam Suntory is a recent launch in the country. Made by master blender Shinji Fukuyo, Suntory Toki is known for its exquisite and silky smooth taste. As per its tasting notes, “to the nose, the blend comes across as fresh and light with a fruity aroma derived from green apple; a soothing touch of honey, wrapped in pleasant basil.” This is definitely one whisky to be savoured with each sip.
Johnnie Walker Red Rye Finish
Yes, Johnnie Walker has a whole new expression that takes blended Scotch whisky to a whole new level. The Red Rye Finish uses bourbon and rye to create a unique blend that will linger long after you’ve had your last sip. With more than 50 experiments that explored over 200 malt and grain Scotch whiskies before landing on the final recipe for Red Rye Finish, this is one Johnnie Walker whisky that’s made for drinking and celebrating together. The Johnnie Walker Red Rye Finish is available across cities. It costs INR 3220 in Mumbai.
Glenmorangie has launched a festive pack that celebrates the Scottish whisky maker’s proud heritage and history. If you or your loved ones appreciate good Scotch whisky, you can hardly do better than Glenmorangie’s festive pack this season.
Everyone’s favourite whisky brand just got a 2020 makeover. The new Glenfiddich is the same old favourite that you can rely on for its superb taste, only this time its got a whole new look that makes it look even better as a gifting option. Available across cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chennai, this one is sure to bring a smile to anyone who receives it. The Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old is priced at INR 2600 in Gurgaon.
Oaksmith Gold is already one of the most popular whiskies of 2020, thanks to its superior craftsmanship and affordable pricing. To add to the celebrations, the whisky is now available in a festive pack that makes it an even attractive proposition. Be sure to check out our review of Oaksmith Gold, one of the highest visited pages on our site. You’ll know why it’s one of the best gifting options for any whisky lover.
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